Rs1 million for Indian forced to live on the terrace
Duba - His company officials visited the consulate and agreed to cancel his visa and return his passport at the earliest.
Thanks to the generosity of his compatriots, Sajeev Rajan, an Indian electrician who spent more than eight months on a terrace, is now a happy man. An Indian philanthropist came all the way from Muscat, Oman, to hand over Dh5,000 to tide over his immediate needs and promised to transfer Rs1 million (approximately Dh55,000) to his bank account in India.
Background: Jobless Indian lives on terrace for eight months
In addition to this, the Indian mission in the UAE and social workers have come forward with moral and material support for the distressed man who had been living under deplorable conditions on the terrace of a residential building until Khaleej Times reported his pathetic state of affairs.
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Dr K T Mohammed Rabeeh Rabeeullah, chairman and managing director, Shifa Al Jazeera Medical Group, a healthcare conglomerate, personally came down from Oman to Ajman to meet the distressed man on Thursday morning. "Dr Rabeeullah, a philanthropist and businessman from Kerala, has promised to deposit Rs1 million in Sajeev's Indian bank account. He has also given Dh5,000 in cash for Sajeev's immediate requirements," said Biju Karunagapally, a friend and well-wisher of Sajeev. His (Sajeev) absconding case has also been brought to the attention of the Ajman Police, added Karunagapally.
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"Dr Rabeeullah came directly from Oman to meet me and promised to help me financially," said Sajeev. "It is a big relief for me because my pocket is empty. I have not received any money for the past eight months and my travel back home seemed impossible."
Meanwhile, the Indian Consulate is also offering help to Sajeev. His company officials visited the consulate and agreed to cancel his visa and return his passport at the earliest. The consulate is also considering offering him temporary accommodation and food. "I visited the consulate and now I am getting support from all corners. Thanks to Khaleej Times, I am very happy now and I will be flying home soon," a jubilant Sajeev said.